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>> the united states says it's considering airstrikes in iraq to help the government put down a you sunn sunni rebellion. hello, you're with al jazeera live in doha. al-shabaab fighters sa are claimed to have killed dozens of people. no ga cash, no gas. moscow cuts off gas to ukraine. michael schumacher is out of
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a coma and moves out of hospital six months after his skiing accident. >> the united states is considering airstrikes in iraq to help the government combat sunni rebels. most of northern cities have fallen to the rebels, but the government said its forces are still in control of the area. in nearby mosul, meanwhile, the second largest city in iraq fighters led by the islamic state in iraq and the levant have been taking part of a rally. rebels seized control of the city in an up rising against the prime minister and his government a week ago. we have the latest from a checkpoint in northern iraq. >> it is a strategic gain for the sunni rebels and a huge loss for the central government.
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but it translates into more people on the move in the country. now most of these have arrived and tell stories about how they crossed the desert, how they hitchhiked. they're waiting to get in the kurdish region not necessarily to stay there, but to move further on. but the pressure is too much for the kurdish authorities here. a lot of people are waiting and wondering, but this at the moment is the only safe area for them. the kurdish region has been spared, and they have intensified in unprecedented levels. here you can go in whether you're sunni or shia, but the wait is long. all along the border you see people arriving from takrit, and people people arriving from wherever there is fighting.
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it is a huge crisis. >> john kerry said he is open to discussion. >> i would not rule out anything with respect to the constitution, respect for election process and respect for the ability for the iraqi people to form a government that represents all the interests of iraq, not one sector or another. it has to be inclusive. that has been one of the great problems of the last few years. >> political analyst and professor at tehran university said it is skeptical of u.s. because of previous interventions. >> i think that the real problem in iraq, in--when americans occupied the country they played off one sect against each other. this sectarianism began during the american occupation. it didn't exist before.
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it doesn't exist right now with the current afghani government where there is a mix of different sects and religions in the country. the problem that we now have began then, and now we have tens of television channels in arabic spreading hatred, and most recently now we have a number of channels that exist in the united states and west that are spreading anti-sunni sectarian rubbish. this is--about the i way, these channels are anticipate iran as well. these are creating a situation to which only increases hatred among people who are more ignorant and less educated. the situation in iraq can only be solved if the united states puts pressures on these countries, these regimes that are promoting sectarian and
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racial hatred, whatever country it is. >> now there have been attacks in kenya by al-shabaab fighters. we have reports from the scene. >> reporter: bodies and burned out cars in the streets witnesses say gunmen came into town in two buses and shot indiscriminately including soccer fans who gathered to watch the world cup match. they shot at a hotel, bank and police station. >> it happened in the town close to the coastal destination and near the border of somalia. the government blaming somalia
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fighters for the attacks. hours after the attacks several buildings across the town including this local travel lodge we're still seen smoldering. there was a clear sense of confusion and b bewilderment among people. how did th it occur without any security. >> this is the worst attack since the siege on nairobi's westgate mall in september. al-shabaab claimed responsibility for that saying it would keep targeting kenya for as long as soldiers stayed in sow ma i can't. this will do nothing to help kenya's already suffering
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tourism industry. >> more palestinians are being arrested by israeli soldiers searching for three missing teenagers. 150 palestinians including hamas leaders have been arrested since the teenagers disappeared on thursday. jane ferguson has more. >> reporter: the palestinian family that live in this house say israeli soldiers came at 9:30 on sunday evening. they blasted open this door which threw a lot of debris through this hallway, then they came in the entire family were here which included a lot of children. the eldest son of the family was arrested, and then they searched the entire house. there is hardly room in this house that has not been turned upside down like this children's bedroom. now the family say that the soldiers ended up taking home
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mobile phones as well as laptops. ever since the israeli teenage settlers were taken on thursday evening, they've been doing such arrests across the west bank. families have had their homes raided like this, and it's unlikely that those arrests will abate any time soon. until the israelis get some sort of answer as to who took the teenagers and what they want. ththe trial of three al jazeera journalists have been adjourned for another week. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste have been imprisoned for 170 days. they're charged with supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera rejects the charges and demands their immediate release. egypt is also holding al jazeera arabic correspondent since last august without charge. his health is detearating
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rapidly. now russia has cut its supply of gas to ukraine and is suing over unpaid bills of $4.5 billion. the ukrainian prime minister said the dispute is part of a plan to destroy ukraine. from doneskt we have reports. >> reporter: ukraine's gas tap has officially been turned off. russia's gas and ukraine has failed to solve a dispute that has been bubbling away for months and moscow said it's now time to pay up. they are accusing russia of using gas to destabilize the country. >> it's absolutely clear that yesterday's behavior is part of a plan that started with the annexation of crimea, and then the delivery of russia into ukrainian territory and now economic pressure on our country. >> reporter: in april russia hiked the gas price by 80%.
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kiev cried foul calling it political pay back after ousting president viktor yanukovych. but russia said it had been paying below market raid and owes $745 billion in unpaid bills and said for now on all gas must be paid fo for before receiving gas. >> ukraine receives gas according to the paid volume. no type of payment either owe debts or the pre-payments for june were paid. on all owe receive zeros so now it receives gas according to paid volumes. >> kiev said it has enough gas in storage to last until december but there could be shortages in the coldest winter
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months. pipelines like these can be seen across ukraine. many are pumping russian gas to europe. around a third of e.u. gas supplies come from russia. of that half is pumped through ukrainian pipes. ukraine will continue to supply gas to europe so supplies there won't be hurt but ukraine is tired. they say this should be quickly solved. >> i think they will manage to negotiate and find some compromise. maybe it will not satisfy everybody but at least they will be some common agreement. they are obliged, but one cannot do out gas. >> gas is good. but they use it as a political tool. it's not acceptable. >> reporter: moscow said its ready to return to the negotiating table only after kiev pays its debt in full. but as a conflict in the east
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rumbles on and the death toll continues to rise finding a compromise could be difficult. al jazeera, doneskt. >> still to come here in al jazeera, why the australian government wants to fell trees, which is 600 years old. find out what happened when zoo keepers borrowed blood from their prized gorilla. million guns in a population of only 8 million people. >> ...and gun laws... >> after those laws came in, there have been no more mass shootings... >> how different countries decide... >> their father had a gun... their grandfather had a gun... >> who has the right to bear arms? 5 days: guns around the world a primetime news special series all next week only on al jazeera america
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targeting sunni rebels north of baghdad, and the u.s. is considering airstrikes in iraq to help out the government combat the rebellion. attacks in kenya by al-shabaab fighters based in somalia. 48 people were killed. and russia has cut its supply of gas to ukraine and is suing over unpaid bills of more than $4 billion. ukrainian prime minister said the dispute is part of a plan to destroy his country. so as we've mentioned now there has been trouble in sri lanka. fighting started after a rally by the right wing buddhist group. where curfews are now being imposed about. the justice minister is accusing his own government of failing to
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protect muslims from buddhis buddhist. they say the situation has deteriorate over the past few years. >> there are small groups who are disturbing the peace. you know, there has been for approximately two years there has been a very, very i would say horrible campaign by three groups. they are all ithey are continuing with what is similar to what is happening to muslims in myanmar. >> attacks in tienanmen square
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where pav five people have been killed. >> slipping out of the port in pen yang. this boat brings provisions. >> for vietnam, being a weaker country it's very hard to challenge china.
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>> flanked by two guard ships this is as close as china allows anyone to get to its controversial rig. still boats engage in maritime dance with its counterparts. >> the vietnamese coast guard show evidence of its vessels being rammed but china claims its ships have been hit thousands of times. it is easy to see how collisions occur in this encounter the chinese vessels cut across our stern at feed. >> these encounters are happening at two and three a day as they do the chances increase of more serious clash resulting in injuries and death. morale on the vietnamese boat is high. these disputed islands fly their
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flag. but observers see in china's actions a renewed resolve towards all of its disputes in surrounding seas. >> what they appear to be signaling is the beginning of a campaign of unknown duration and character to essentially enforce these claims. >> it's a prospect of vietnam alon along with other asian nations seriously. >> we go live now to new york and the united nations' headquarters as james bays is there for us, what more do we know? >> reporter: this is information that has come just in the last few minutes and it shows how seriously the international community is now considering the situation in iraq, and the
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danger to the iraqi capitol of baghdad itself. in the last few minutes the u.n. is telling us that it's staff are being temporarily relocated from baghdad. we're told 58 staff have already been moved from baghdad to the jordanian capitol. other staff are likely to be relocated, too. we're told the idea for now is to relocate many of these staff in northern iraq. the u.s. taking no chances. you remember at the beginning of the iraq aware and that whole face of american occupation i in 2003, the u.n. suffered a bombing that killed the chief of iraq and close aids. they're not taking chance this time and they're pulling back their staff, announcing in the last few minutes, from baghdad. >> thank you very much, indeed, james bays, diplomatic editor
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that u.n. is taking some of its staff from its mission in baghdad. 100,000 cambodian workers have left thailand last week they're afraid of being arrested after a crackdown on undocumented residents. >> reporter: you would think that there had been a war or terrible natural disaster. more than 100,000 people getting out of thailand as fast as they can. with whatever they can carry. cambodian workers say they are afraid of being arrested, la harassed or even killed by soldiers acting for the military who took over the government a month ago. relations between thailand and cambodia have always been complex. that's one of the reasons why so many people have tried to leave so quickly here. >> departing migrants have taken
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here to be registered. thailand's economy relies on. thai government has failed to stop immigrants. this man is taking his family even though his employer has asked him to stay. government denies any crackdown on workers like him, but that's not what he's been hearing from his friends and family. remember, speaking against the military rulers is expressly forbidden. >> i will get back to cambodia. i am scared. scared if i'm arrested i might not get to come home. >> the governor of this cambodian province has been trying to cope with the
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unprecedented numbers returning home here. >> many, many people are coming here, and we don't have the budget, with you don't have the people for organize for them. >> reporter: the next leg of his home is being provided by an international agency. it's a free ride at an uncertain time and he's ambitious for his son. >> i want his future to be better. i want him to continue to study so that he will not have a difficult life like i do. >> reporter: migration is a thorny matter for governments, but for migrants it's their hope for a better deal for the next generation. al jazeera, on the thai-cambodia border. >> 600-year-old trees are under stress in australia. the area is an unesco world heritage site, but loggers are ready to move in. >> they reach for the sky
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growing straight up. some are as much as 80 meters tall and 400 to 600 years old. the now the trees of tazmania's valley are protected. they can't be logged. >> last year the world committee added the wet forest to the world heritage. >> that was on advice of australia's last government but as a result jobs are at risk. [ guitar music ] >> this guitar made of wood from tasmanian trees sells for $5,000. a cabinet like this can sell for $30,000. >> being able to say this is an birdseye human pine, and you can only get that in tazmania, that is the cornerstone of our industry. >> late last year australia's government has changed.
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it's asked unesco to reverse it's last year's decision. that has outraged some environmentalists. they thought they won the latest battle in tazmania's walls which date back decades. >> this is being protected on behalf of all humanity, and it's an international embarrassment that australia is prepared to go down the line of trying to undo that listing so it can be logged. >> some people in specialized timber industries think the original protesting to include the area was flawed. but that undeclared experts had links to environmental groups and there was no culture value given to what they do. then there is the quality of what is listed world heritage
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forests are normally pristine. this is. but this area has been logged before. it's pretty unprecedented for a country to ask for a de-listing of its unesco heritage site. andrew thomas, al jazeera, i in the florentine valley of tazz many tazmania. >> a man was beaten to death after refusing to give in to workers pay demands. he was attacked with bricks and iron rods. they turned violent after he said no to their demands to increase their working hours. the general manager and security also attacked. now pakistani taliban said its war with the government and
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vowed to target the military. this is a majority operation targeting domestic and uzbekistan fighters in the northwest. 120 fighters have been killed in the north wirizistan near the border. . >> meanwhile residents are continue to go flee north wirz wirzista. >> now giving blood saves lives. not just human lives but animals needing blood transfusion. now gorillas have their own blood type database. >> meet kwon, a pioneer in medical screen in 2005 another gorilla was dying and needed a
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transfusion, so chicago's lincoln park zoo sedated kwon and donated his blood. it nearly worked. but his blood was a match. that was sheer luck. there was no database for blood types for apes. they asked a question that has advanced science throughout the ages. why not. >> dr. katherine, when we went into this, did we know kwon's blood type? no, we could have sedated him and he could not have been a match. wow, has this ever happened before? she said, i've been through many tran fusions. i said we should do this. do you want to do this? yes, let's do it. >> so they contacted did yous across asia and elsewhere. now they have this database of animals around the globe.
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>> it's allowed people to not just think of transfusion as well, if we get to that at the end. now it can be looked at as a preventive medicine measure. >> once the animal care team decided to develop a database, the trick was getting animals to help. but that turned out not to be a trick at all. for a small treat the gorilla complied. that trick would one day save his life or the life of another ape. >> when an animal dies, when it is sick and unfortunately passes you do mourn the loss because they do become part of your family. you see them, you know, more--sometimes more than you see your regular family. >> for the closest relative to man, a little preventive medicine seems the least we could do.
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>> in this half hour with a bit of good news. michael schumacher has come out of his coma and has been moved to hospital in switzerland. it's been six months since his accident in france. for more information you can go to >> for centuries, some west african communities have branded children born deformed or with disabilities as evil spirits. they are seen as a drain on limited resources and so ... medicine men are often asked to perform rituals and prepare